Letter: Government in Washington is running amok
Feb 23, 2012 | 400 views |  0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Where in the Constitution does it give a sitting president the authority to mandate anything?

Obama is dictating to the American people things that are not written in law. Obama’s most recent mandate is an attack on religious freedom. The government according to the Constitution, Amendment I states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establ93%ishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”

A mandate by President Obama that religious institutions must pay for abortions, birth control pills or sterilization is clearly unconstitutional. Now he says that insurance companies will pay for these services. Where in the Constitution does it give Obama the authority to order anyone to pay for a service? The same principle applies to Obamacare that orders citizens to purchase health insurance. Obamacare is clearly unconstituional and if the Supreme Court rules otherwise we have lost our Constitutional Republic.

Nancy Pelosi stated that “we have to pass this bill so you can find out what is in it.” Does that sound like responsible government? It is time for a real change in Washington.

Sincerely,Benjamin M. Hestley, Pell City

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